DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes division is making a significant commitment to the concept of electro-hydraulic braking (EHB), the first step toward a completely dry “brake-by-wire” system. The redesigned '02 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster, which launches this summer in Germany, will be the first series production car to feature full-system EHB as standard equipment. Granted, volumes for the super-pricey roadster will not be high (U.S. sales for the SL were 5,400 units in 2000). But several ...
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